Play - Original

Ambassador Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 24, 1957
  • Closing Date: February 22, 1958
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 140

Music: Cy Coleman

Playwright: Meyer Levin


Two young men commit what they think is "the perfect murder," until they are caught, in Meyer Levin's adaptation of his novel, based on the Leopold and Loeb trial.


Opening Night Cast

Roddy McDowall Artie Straus
Dean Stockwell Judd Steiner (1924)
Howard Da Silva Horn
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Meyer Levin Dramatization (Producer's Version)
Cy Coleman Cy Coleman Original Music
  Alex Segal Director
  Peter Larkin Scenic Design
  John Boxer Costume Design
  Charles Elson Lighting Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Peter Larkin Nominee
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